|a.||1.||Capable of being executed; feasible; |
|Adj.||1.||executable - capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are|
|(operating system)||executable - A binary file containing a program in
machine language which is ready to be executed (run).|
The term might also be, but generally isn't, applied to scripts which are interpreted by a command line interpreter. Executables are distinguished in Unix by having the execute permission bits set, at least for the owner. MS-DOS uses the filename extension ".exe".